Why Shakespeare never gets old

A friend of mine came over tonight because she’s about to teach Shakespeare for the first time, and she needed some help. I have been totally geeking out all evening! Shakespeare’s going to turn 453 this month, but he never gets old to me. This afternoon,...

College again–breathe deeply

It’s happening again. I think I’m getting better at this process of separating from my children, but maybe I’m just better at breathing deeply. Pacing myself and mentally preparing myself for the amputation. It helps to stay busy. And I’ve sure...

Must-read history book for kids and homeschoolers

I wish this book had been available when I was homeschooling my boys. Tricia Goyer does an amazing job presenting history and faith in her book Prayers That Changed History (ZonderKids, 2015). It would work well as a read-aloud or a chapter book read for elementary...

Identifying Gifted Children

  “Oh, my son is gifted, so he’s going to a special school now.” “My daughter’s in the gifted class.” “My children take all AP classes. They’re gifted learners.” You know these parents, and they might annoy...

How to substitute teach (and survive)

When people find out that I substitute teach, they usually respond like this: Why would you want to do that? Unless those people are teachers themselves. Then they respond: You do?! Have you ever subbed _____ grade? (They’re desperate.) The answer is Yes, I...

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